it’s time to evolve

I have a note taped to my computer screen. it says:  it’s time to evolve. I don’t find it to be very motivating. I felt great when I wrote it. now it stares at me. mocking. you are such a flake. you have all these goals and never do anything. (spot wolfie in that sentence. all. never.)


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • I had my one year anniversary on May 30th and am now in the position to help my 21 yr old son. He is on his day 2 and I will send him a message from various posts to get him through each day. If he can tell himself that he “just won’t drink today”. Does anybody know of any blogs more geared towards his age?

  • Two things: evolution is only adapting to the last battle. It is not forward looking. Human development, on the other hand- inspiration plus action – is very much forward looking. It’s a combination of transcendent inspiration, experience, and grit. Here’s my computer-postie inspiration (du jour): “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

  • If its too hard, make the goal smaller till you can do it. Like….I’m going to write half a page in 15 minutes, then pick out the best bits to expand. Your sign could be “Not working? Change the goal”. xxx

    • this is very smart. yes, you’re probably right. instead of “it’s time to evolve” it could say “system software upgrade is in progress…”

      • i’ve been trying to let the writing thing ‘happen’ but it just ain’t moving. so now i’m on to ‘try different’… i guess that’s what i meant by evolve. maybe i should change my sign to just say “try different” …

  • I did that too! It sat there staring at me on my whiteboard until I realised that like everything in life, fresh is best. So I changed it and then when it stopped making me feel good, I changed it again 🙂